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VOL. 131 | NO. 41 | Friday, February 26, 2016

State Denies Baptist CON for Lakeland

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency has denied Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.’s application for a certificate of need to build a freestanding emergency room facility in Lakeland.

Memphis’ Magic Attendance Number is 5,305 for Sunday vs. Tulsa

While No. 24 SMU dealt the University of Memphis another disappointing loss, 69-62, on Thursday, Feb. 25 at FedExForum, there was some hopeful news.

Methodist CEO Shorb Sets Retirement Date

For some time Gary Shorb has signalled his intention to retire soon.

Early Voting Numbers Set Record

More than 43,000 Shelby County voters cast early ballots in advance of the March 1 presidential primaries election day statewide, a record for the state, according to the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office

After Rebuilding Rhodes Baseball, Jeff Cleanthes Becomes AD

Sometimes regrets and nagging “what if?” questions wait for a man at the end of his life, pushed out of view amid the everyday race to do the next thing, to just keep moving forward.

Italian Bike Maker Opens Binghampton Service Shop

The professional biking world is looking to put Memphis on the map. Victory Bicycle Studio has been tapped to serve as the first U.S. service center for 3T, a Milan, Italy-based manufacturer of high-end bike components.

Last Word: Carson Cancels, Haslam Endorses, Bank Numbers and Kobe's Exit

Presidential campaigns and the security concerns that come with them aren’t something that comes up a lot in terms of press coverage in this election cycle.

Fed Numbers Show Improving Banking Market

The five largest Memphis-based banks all got bigger over the past year. That’s according to new figures from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis covering the fourth quarter, which show continued improvement among local banks in a variety of key metrics like loans and loan-loss reserves.

The Tipping Point

At age 25, Kem Wilson had his whole life laid out for him. He had graduated from Furman with an undergraduate degree in business administration. Newly engaged, he had a promising job at a Memphis financial consulting firm. Now all he had to do was take his rightful place at the head of the family business.

SPORTS

Post-Gasol: Grizz Doing What They Have To Do, How They Have To Do It

Marc Gasol has said it. Zach Randolph has said it. Tony Allen has said it ad nauseam.

Still Kobe, or a Reasonable Facsimile Thereof

Long before tip-off of Kobe Bryant’s last game in Memphis, Janice Brown was outfitted in her purple No. 24 Lakers jersey, Lakers cap, and holding a Kobe Fathead.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Thanks, But Go Save Someone Else

COMING TO SAVE US IS STARVING US. We recently dodged the state Legislature’s latest effort to save us from ourselves, reaching into Shelby County to raise our poor and pitiful children from the depths of despair – Shelby County Schools.

Debt After Death

Ray’s Take You can’t take it with you. Debt, that is. And most debt does not get passed to a spouse or other heirs. But debt collectors may try to get the money from family members anyway. For this reason, it’s good to know what happens to various forms of debt that may be left behind when a loved one dies.

TECHNOLOGY

FBI Chief: Apple Issues Are Hardest He's Seen In Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The policy issues raised in the Justice Department's dispute with Apple Inc. over a locked iPhone represent the "hardest question I've seen in government and it's going to require negotiation and conversation," FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Two Deaths, Canadian Probe Cause Huge Toyota SUV Recall

DETROIT (AP) — An investigation by Canadian safety regulators into a crash that killed two people touched off a global recall of nearly 2.9 million Toyota SUVs, according to U.S. government documents posted on Thursday.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Iowa Board Rejects Tennessee Firm's Mental Hospital Proposal

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa regulators have voted not to let a Tennessee-based company build a psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf, Iowa.

LAW & THE COURTS

Therapist Says Sportscaster Depressed After Stalker Released

NASHVILLE (AP) — A psychotherapist has testified that sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews was anxious and depressed after a man who stalked her and posted secretly recorded nude videos of her on the Internet was let out of prison.

Tennessee AD Dave Hart: Sexual Assault Unacceptable Act

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart stood by his embattled football coach during a news conference Thursday at the university, two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed Feb. 9 in Nashville alleging that Tennessee mishandles assault complaints against athletes.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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